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Just Blocks Away from the Historic Square and Festivals!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Two bedroom Two Bath Right Across the Street from the City Beach

This 1890's cottage was completely renovated in 2012 by the innkeeper who is also an interior designer. Not your typical home away from home! Quirky and Quiet yet so close to the square it is a perfect set up for a family, girls' weekend, or even for writers and journalists. One bedroom consists of two twin beds with a private bath while on the other side of the house has a full bed with a private bath as well. Heavenhill also boasts a kitchen, living room, & back porch. You may also sit under the big old pecan tree in the back yard too! If you like antiquing then you are in the right spot since Witherspoon's Antique Mall is directly behind Hh!

Shelbie Miller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Shelbie Miller

Shelbie is an interior designer by day and innkeeper by night?! She freelance designs for new and old construction but specializes in historic renovation/restoration. She is a newlywed too. Her husband, Sam, and their three cats live on his family farm in a 1907 farmhouse that they have been restoring for many years. We run cattle and raise kitties.

Shelbie Miller purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Shelbie Miller chose Lake Granbury

This home is very near and dear to Shelbie's heart. Her mother purchased the home in 2002 when Shelbie was just about to graduate from high school. After school Shelbie and her mother would go over to the property to peel back the layers of remodeling. One fun day we discovered a signature on the bead board ceiling that said: Josephine Heavenhill + Little Louise Miller Cross of the Heart Jan. 1, 1893. That was the day the little home was named: Heavenhill! For ten years the little home sat while Shelbie went to college and started her own career and her mother ventured out west. Shelbie never forgot Hh since it was her first love (of old houses). Out of the blue, Shelbie's mother gave her a present in 2012: Heavenhill. She immediately put her whole life savings into this home to restore and share with the community.

What makes this cottage unique

Take a step back in time in this little gem of a cottage. Art and History come together for a unique stay in Granbury!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our family weekend here. This place is very inspiring!

-we had fun listening to old records
Nov 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Just Blocks Away from the Historic Square and Festivals!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Greg & Becky Baxter

  • 5 of 5

The house is so well done. Attention to the smallest detail has been taken. Shelbie has a keen eye for detail & style. She loves her old home & it shows. Sitting on the back porch with a cup of coffee or sitting in the living room relaxing was very pleasant. When we come back to this area, this is where we will stay! Very nice!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

For me, the natural wood floors, the back porch and yard were reminiscent of my grandma's farmhouse. For my grandchildren, it was "cool" hearing the floors creak, playing on the back porch, seeing what I experienced weekly at my grandmas.

All this "old" was complimented with new bathrooms and good heating (we needed heat in March).

The location was second to none. While it rained 80% of the time we were there, the few hours it didn't, we could walk across the street to the beach and the lake walkways to enjoy the water. The back porch and chalkboard provided plenty of play opportunities for my 10, 9 and 2 year old grandchildren. Had it not rained so much, we would have walked to town and taken advantage of the convenient location.

For families with small children, there are some precious collectibles to be aware of.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmond, Oklahoma

Exceptional charm and comfort

  • 5 of 5

This was a most charming and elegant cottage. Like stepping back in time to stay at my grandmother's house, but with all the comforts of modern facilities and upscale bedding. From the exquisite yesteryear decor to the tin roof (and yes, it rained!), it felt cozy and comfortable. The A/C system provided abundant relief from the August temps.

Photos can't do justice to the way the owner has carefully restored and refurbished this treasure. I would recommend a stay to anyone, and would love another "girls weekend" here. We strolled to the Granbury town square for wine tasting and an outdoor concert after dark. Shopping and restaurants were top-notch. The antique mall just behind the cottage was full of treasures. I don't write reviews like this very often, but Heavenhill deserves heavenly praise.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

PERFECT, TRANQUIL, A STEP BACK IN TIME! WE LOVED EVERY INCH OF THE HOUSE FROM THE BASEBOARDS TO THE FIXTURES! The old records were so cool! We enjoyed listening to them. Relaxing on the back porch while sitting in rocking chairs drinking our coffee was the icing on the cake.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer for taking the time to leave us a review! I love that you enjoyed the unique details of Heavenhill! It warms my heart to read your kind words. Thank you for choosing Heavenhill to celebrate your anniversary. Y'all were stellar guests and I hope y'all can visit Granbury in the near future!
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Super cute

  • 4 of 5

Super cute house. Lots of little details everywhere. 3 min bike ride to town. Antique store out the back door - it was like having private shopping. House is stocked with everything you'll need, seriously. If you need something special ask and Shelby will get it for you.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your sweet words Amanda! I'm so glad y'all enjoyed your stay at Heavenhill during the spring break. I think it was so smart to bring your bikes since Granbury has some great hike & bike trails! You inspired me to promote the trails more and remind future guests to bring their bikes! I hope y'all can come back to Granbury and visit us again!
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Mineral Wells, Texas

Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

This was my grandmother old house when I was growing up. I could hardly wait until it was open to get to stay there again. Stayed the weekend for our anniversary and I love it! It is so homey and comfortable. Nice and quite little place that is located within walking distance of historic downtown Granbury. Also within walking distance of the Marina of lake Granbury. Loved sitting out on the back porch and watching the world go by. Takes you back to a more peaceful time. Comfy beds, clean, and friendly owners. You will love it! Lots to do in Granbury so check it out.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad ya'll were able to come back "home" after all these years! I hope ya'll can come back some time soon!
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The historic Brazos Drive-in Theatre is a must for couples and families.


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Tax Rate 13.0%

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Granbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Quilt Room Bath - toilet , shower
    Gallery Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Gallery Bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat

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